Amphiprotic vs Amphipathic - What's the difference?

amphiprotic | amphipathic |

Amphiprotic is a see also of amphipathic.


As adjectives the difference between amphiprotic and amphipathic

is that amphiprotic is (chemistry) being able to both donate and accept a proton, and thus being able to react both as an acid and a base; amphoteric while amphipathic is (chemistry) describing a molecule, such as a detergent, which has both hydrophobic and hydrophilic groups.

amphiprotic

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • (chemistry) being able to both donate and accept a proton, and thus being able to react both as an acid and a base; amphoteric
  • Anagrams

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    amphipathic

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (chemistry) describing a molecule, such as a detergent, which has both hydrophobic and hydrophilic groups.
  • (biochemistry) often refers to the surface(s) on a protein, particularly an alpha helix, where one surface of the alpha helix has hydrophilic amino acids and the opposite face has hydrophobic (or lipophilic) amino acids.
  • See also

    * amphiprotic * amphoteric * surfactant